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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR CULLING

"I am culling a souvenir, madame," said he, plucking a moss-ross as the lady passed.

So disposal by sale is a logical and profitable way of culling.

Then Culling crossed the room, and sat on the arm of the Seraph's chair.

Culling exclaimed, jumping up and cramming his hat on the back of his head.

Outside in the hall Culling added his contribution to the general apology.

"Owin' to the unwisdom of mixin' your drinks," Culling interposed.

"It's a mood will have him destroyed," said Culling, gloomily.

I attempted no explanation as I knew Culling would outbid me.

Culling approached and was rewarded with a smile and one dance.

Culling had just been told off to find Robin, and Sylvia stood alone.

WORD ORIGIN

"dupe, saphead," rogues' slang from late 16c., perhaps a shortening of cullion "base fellow," originally "testicle" (from French couillon, from Old French coillon "testicle; worthless fellow, dolt," from Latin coleus, literally "strainer bag;" see cojones), though another theory traces it to Romany (Gypsy) chulai "man." Also sometimes cully, though some authorities assert cully was the canting term for "dupe" and cull was generic "man, fellow," without implication of gullibility. Cf. also gullible.

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